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Ride for Karen

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Ride for Karen is a yearly cycling event that is held as a tribute to the life and legacy of Karen Tobias, and raises money to send children with cancer to camp.  Starting at the Markham Fair Grounds, and continuing throughout the York/Durham Region, this cycling event features three events – a 200km course, a 160km course, and a 100km course. For more information about this amazing event, please visit the website at

Date: Sunday, August 25, 2019


Markham District High School
89 Church Street
Markham, Ontario
L3P 2M3

Started in 2002, the Ride for Karen was designed to raise money for charities that help people living with cancer, and those who care for them, like Camp Quality Canada. As a cancer patient, Karen knew first hand that hospitals were not a very positive environment in which to spend a lot of time. Karen wanted to make a difference and was dedicated to improving the quality of life of cancer patients with one goal in mind – improving hope – which she felt was a critical component of cancer care.  Karen’s children, Kirk and Tobias, have created the Ride for Karen to continue her work in an effort to harness the positive power of hope. All the monies raised from Ride for Karen will be used to send kids with cancer to camp.

Camp Quality Canada is incredibly thankful to be one of the charities supported by Ride for Karen since 2002.

“Ride Hard // Build Hope”